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      07-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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The post-LCI take rate of the manual in North America vs. the rest of the world is pretty wild...

NA: ~2:1
RoW: 10:1 to 20:1!

The sour aftertaste of the SMG kept many away from the DCT at the beginning, I think. Once it proved robust (and fantastic), sales followed.

I'll always have at least one true manual in the stable, get too much enjoyment from it, but I look forward to owning a car with one of these great new dual-clutch systems (DCT, PDK, DSG) before long.
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